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Professional Learning Support: Leveraging Title IIA for Remote Learning
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA; Sandy O’Neil, Title II-A and Title IV-A Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE); and Frank Chiki, Federal Grants Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Sponsored by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Hosted by SETDA
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Engage in this edWebinar to best understand the federal Title II, Part A professional development grant program that is available for states and districts across the country. Presenters from the Indiana Department of Education and the New Jersey Department of Education showcase the power of the Title IIA program and how professional learning for digital teaching and learning can be supported through this program. This event also highlights SETDA’s professional learning resources including the Professional Learning Best Practices Dashboard.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 school and district leaders, federal program leaders, and state leaders.
About the Presenters
Christine Fox is the Deputy Executive Director for SETDA. As Deputy Executive Director, she collaborates with the Executive Director in charting strategic direction, administration, planning, and financial decisions involving SETDA. She also facilitates the members’ professional learning opportunities including planning and implementing the content for SETDA’s virtual and in-person events and newsletters. In addition, she manages many of SETDA’s research and product development projects from conception to publication. The management of such projects includes coordinating data collection from all states, supervising consultants and staff, ensuring member input, and supervising the publishing process. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift reports 2015- 2019, the Professional Learning and K12 Instructional Materials Dashboards, the Broadband Imperative Report Series, Guide to Quality Instructional Materials, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. Christine Fox’s background includes experience in education and consulting. She has worked as an educational consultant and curriculum developer for a national whole-school reform model, ESOL Coordinator, and 3rd-grade teacher. Christine has a Masters of Science in Teaching English as a Second Language from Florida International University and received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida State University. She lives in South Florida with her husband and two daughters.
Sandy O’Neil is the Title II-A and Title IV-A Coordinator at the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) and has also served as the State E-rate Coordinator for education. She has had a 23-year fascinating career at the New Jersey Department of Education and has been fortunate enough to sit on national committees for the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the National CyberSafety Alliance (NCSA) and currently co-facilitates the national SETDA Title II-A Collaborative for Title II-A directors. Sandy graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, and has taught grades K-8. She received her master’s degree from Georgian Court University before her initial position as an Educational Technology Specialist at the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).
As a Federal Grants Specialist with the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), Frank Chiki’s role includes providing technical assistance, reviewing and monitoring LEAs receiving Title I-Part A, School Improvement Grants, and Title II-Part A funds. Other duties have included reviewing Title IV grants, presenting at TitleCon, and conducting webinars on equitable share for non-public schools. Prior to joining IDOE, Frank served many roles at the elementary school level, from Title I Instructional Aide to Principal, along with serving on many District level committees during his 20 years as an educator. He has presented at NCTE Annual Conferences, is a past NCTE Executive Board Member representing the Elementary Section, and currently is one of the editors of the #INspirEDgrants newsletter.
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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. Our current work is guided by a strategic plan, Leading, Inspiring and Empowering: The 2013-16 SETDA Strategic Plan, adopted by the SETDA Board of Directors in October 2012 after extensive consultation with the membership. The SETDA mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice.